Huang Runqiu
Huang Runqiu in 2022
Minister of Ecology and Environment
Assumed office
29 April 2020
PremierLi Keqiang
Li Qiang
Preceded byLi Ganjie
Vice Chairman of the Jiusan Society
Assumed office
7 December 2017
ChairmanWu Weihua
Personal details
BornAugust 1963 (age 60)
Changsha, Hunan, China
Political partyJiusan Society
Alma materChengdu University of Technology
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Huang Runqiu (Chinese: 黄润秋; born August 1963) is a Chinese geologist and politician currently serving as Minister of Ecology and Environment.[1][2] He is a member of the Jiusan Society and the third minister from a non-Communist party since the reform and opening-up in late 1970s.[3]


Huang was born in Changsha, Hunan, in August 1963. After high school, he studied (and obtained bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees), and then taught, at what is now Chengdu University of Technology (former Chengdu Institute of Technology), becoming the vice-president of Chengdu University of Technology and the director of the State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection in November 2001.

In December 2007, he was elected a member of the Standing Committee of the Jiusan Society, one of the eight minor non-Communist parties in China. In January 2018, he was appointed vice chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In January 2014, he was appointed vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Sichuan People's Congress, he remained in that position until March 2016, when he was transferred to Beijing and appointed as a vice minister of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, which was reshuffled as the Ministry of Ecology and Environment in March 2018.[4] On April 29, 2020, he was elevated to the minister of Ecology and Environment, replacing Li Ganjie. He concurrently serves as the vice chairman of the Jiusan Society since December 2017.

He was a member of the 9th, 10th, 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He was a delegate to the 12th National People's Congress. In 2018, he was elected as a member of the 13th Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Huang held the presidency position during the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference.


  1. ^ Stanway, David (29 April 2020). "China appoints Huang Runqiu as minister of ecology and environment - state media". Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  2. ^ 黄润秋任生态环境部部长,系改革开放以来第三位担任正部长的非中共人士. Sina (in Chinese). 29 April 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  3. ^ Hou Liqiang (29 April 2020). "Non-Party member appointed minister of ecology, environment". China Daily. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  4. ^ Zhong Yuhao (钟煜豪) (15 March 2016). 环保部领导班子调整:黄润秋任副部长,60岁吴晓青去职. (in Chinese). Retrieved 29 April 2020.

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Government offices Preceded byLi Ganjie Minister of Ecology and Environment 2020 Incumbent